DH increases stake in Glovo. idealista. Capchase.
September 7, 2020 • Issue #232
Si eres como yo y te gusta mucho el café, tienes que echarle un vistazo a Incapto Coffee, una startup de Barcelona que ha creado la alternativa real al café en cápsulas y que llega al mercado para acabar con el consumo irracional de café en cápsulas de aluminio y plástico.
Incapto vende café en grano de gran calidad, procedente del comercio justo, fresco, tostado cada lunes, y máquinas super automáticas que muelen el café al instante antes de ser consumido. Si nunca has probado la diferencia entre tomarte un café recién molido frente a otro cuyos granos llevan días (o semanas) molidos, entenderás por qué la oferta de Incapto es tan interesante.
Incapto está pensado tanto para particulares, con sus suscripciones de café para que lo recibas en tu casa todos los meses, como para empresas o el sector restauración.
Good for you (más sabroso y saludable), good for the planet (sin residuos) y good for your pocket (la taza de café sale más mucho más barata vs. las cápsulas de café de marca premium). Porque como dijo John Sylvan, inventor de las cápsulas de café: "me arrepiento de haberlas creado".
Startup funding news 💸
- Delivery Hero has increased its stake in Glovo to 26%, after it was disclosed that it spent more than €74 million in the past few months in shares of the Barcelona-based company
- Boston and Madrid-based startup fintech startup Capchase raised $4.6 million from various US VCs, Caffeinated Capital, Bling Capital and SciFi V, among others. Capchase provides non-dilutive financing for SaaS startups
- Barcelona-based IOMED gets €2 million to turn medical records into structured data. The round was led by Adara Ventures
- Other rounds of funding: Adtuo
M&A activity 🎊
- According to El Confidencial, KKR and EQT could be interested in acquiring idealista from Apax Partners for as much as €1 to €1.2 billion. The founders of idealista still own 20% of the business
- A few months ago it was announced that OfferUp would acquire Barcelona-based mobile marketplace Letgo. Last week, OfferUp said it has combined the OfferUp and letgo marketplaces into a new app and explained how the transition will work for former letgo users
Investor & accelerator news 🚀
- SPiCE VC, the firm co-founded by Carlos Domingo, to become the first digital security to list on Fusang Exchange, allowing retail and institutional investors to access and trade SPiCE VC’s token through a licensed exchange
- Lleida.net to be considering floating on the US OTCQX stock market. The company already trades at the Euronext
- Ander Michelena and Jon Uriarte, co-founders of Ticketbis and now of VC firm All Iron Ventures, announced their plans to launch a socimi (REIT in English) aimed at the short term rental market
- Startup Oasis interviewed Jordi Altimira about his experience at Lanzame Capital
- SeedRocket is looking for startups to participate in its XXIV campus that will take place between November 24th and 27th
- Kunsen is also looking for health startups to participate in its accelerator program, which aims to invest up to €100,000 in five startups
Startup news 💡
Incapto Coffee is a Barcelona-based startup offering a coffee subscription service coupled with their own slim and beautiful coffee machine. If you love coffee, you should take a look at what they have to offer.
- El Pais wrote a profile of car ecommerce company Clicars. According to the article, Clicars has increased its business in the past few months during the pandemic, selling 500 cars per month, up 62% year-on-year and €120 million in sales since its founding
- Fashion brand Minimalism disclosed its numbers for the first six months of 2020. €121,000 in sales, 2,400 orders and many other interesting metrics
- Mutter Ventures, the venture builder launched by the founders of ByHours, announced the launch of Bulldoc, a startup that aims to build a solution to protect legal contracts
- Minimum, which helps companies validate hypothesis without code, wrote a review of sign-up, login and form builder startup Arengu
- Sifted published an article about the rise in startups that offer an ethical alternative to payday lenders, featuring Barcelona-based startup Payflow, which offers payroll advance services to companies and employees
- Barcelona and Mexico-based fintech startup Belvo published a white paper about open banking in Latam, which is exactly one of the problems the company is trying to solve
- Two Barcelona startups growing with one another: How Glovo uses TravelPerk to scale their global business
- Emprendedores wrote an in-depth article about what's needed today to launch an ecommerce business, focusing on alternatives in the fields of payments, logistics or back-end platforms
- Startup Oasis published a list of five Spanish startups that are betting on sustainable fashion
- Startup profiles: Beamagine, Freshperts
¡Espera, hay más!
Si has leído el primer mensaje sobre Incapto te habrás podido quedar con la sensación de que lo que ofrecen es simplemente un modelo de suscripción de café. Nada más lejos de la realidad.
Tan importante es la calidad del café como la máquina o el método que utilizas para hacerlo, así que Incapto Coffee también ofrece a todo aquel que lo desee la posibilidad de comprar una cafetera automática de café en grano, por solo €249 si escoges también una suscripción de 12 meses de café.
Si buscas una alternativa a tu cafetera habitual, que además te muele el café al instante y que ocupará muy poco espacio en tu cocina, échale un vistazo a la cafetera de Incapto y pruébala durante 14 días sin compromiso.
Big company news 🏦
- Telefonica announced the launch of 5G for 75% of its clients before the end of the year
Tech and policy 💂🏼♂️
- There's been a lot of talk in the past few days about Radar Covid, the app developed by the Spanish government to help people with contact tracing. 100 experts and professors published a letter on Friday asking the government for more transparency on how the app works and to publish its code. In theory, the app's code will be released on September 9th
Interesting reads 🤓
- Samuel Gil of JME wrote about a very interesting topic, longevity
- Dani Latorre, formerly of Zara, Devengo, published 'The principles of DevOps'
- My colleague at K Fund Myriam Barnes wrote a post with her learnings after one year at the job
- Alvaro Rojas of IronHack wrote 'Remote working takes more than sending people home'
- El Referente launched a new website as well as several specific sections
- The Seedtable Podcast interviewed Avi Meir of TravelPerk
- SeedRocket interviewed Marcel Prunera (Crea) and Jordi Petit (Vantum) about M&A
- Itnig interviewed Josep Navajo of Delvy
- En.digital interviewed Jose Pérez-Agüera of Mercadona Tech
- MasQueStartups published another episode of Enseñame tu SaaS, this time featuring Streamloots
- Loogic interviewed Jose Carlos Cortizo of Product Hackers